50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 15017-15018 [2018-07253]

Download as PDF 15017 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 67 Friday, April 6, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9720 of April 3, 2018 The President 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Fifty years ago today, on April 4, 1968, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was tragically assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Though he was taken from this earth unjustly, he left us with his legacy of justice and peace. In remembrance of his profound and inspirational virtues, we look to do as Dr. King did while this world was privileged enough to still have him. We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters lest we perish together as fools. We must embrace the sanctity of life and love our neighbor as we love ourselves. As a united people, we must see Dr. King’s life mission through and denounce racism, inhumanity, and all those things that seek to divide us. It is not government that will achieve Dr. King’s ideals, but rather the people of this great country who will see to it that our Nation represents all that is good and true, and embodies unity, peace, and justice. We must actively aspire to secure the dream of living together as one people with a common purpose. President Abraham Lincoln sought to eradicate the senseless divisions of racial hierarchies when he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Just over 100 years later, Dr. King continued this effort and called upon Americans to reject ugly impulses and prejudices, and to recognize the beauty and the humanity of all people, regardless of the color of their skin. Today, we remain steadfast in advancing their efforts, in hopes of hastening the day when all of God’s children will join hands in freedom forever. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PRES DOCS NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 4, 2018, to be a day to honor Dr. King’s legacy. I urge all Americans to do their part to make Dr. King’s dreams of peace, unity, and justice a reality. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:39 Apr 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06APD0.SGM 06APD0 15018 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2018–07253 Filed 4–5–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:39 Apr 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06APD0.SGM 06APD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 67 (Friday, April 6, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-07253]



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Vol. 83

Friday,

No. 67

April 6, 2018

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9720--50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin 
Luther King, Jr.


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9720 of April 3, 2018

                
50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. 
                Martin Luther King, Jr.

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Fifty years ago today, on April 4, 1968, the Reverend 
                Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was tragically 
                assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Though he was taken 
                from this earth unjustly, he left us with his legacy of 
                justice and peace. In remembrance of his profound and 
                inspirational virtues, we look to do as Dr. King did 
                while this world was privileged enough to still have 
                him. We must learn to live together as brothers and 
                sisters lest we perish together as fools. We must 
                embrace the sanctity of life and love our neighbor as 
                we love ourselves. As a united people, we must see Dr. 
                King's life mission through and denounce racism, 
                inhumanity, and all those things that seek to divide 
                us.

                It is not government that will achieve Dr. King's 
                ideals, but rather the people of this great country who 
                will see to it that our Nation represents all that is 
                good and true, and embodies unity, peace, and justice. 
                We must actively aspire to secure the dream of living 
                together as one people with a common purpose. President 
                Abraham Lincoln sought to eradicate the senseless 
                divisions of racial hierarchies when he issued the 
                Emancipation Proclamation. Just over 100 years later, 
                Dr. King continued this effort and called upon 
                Americans to reject ugly impulses and prejudices, and 
                to recognize the beauty and the humanity of all people, 
                regardless of the color of their skin. Today, we remain 
                steadfast in advancing their efforts, in hopes of 
                hastening the day when all of God's children will join 
                hands in freedom forever.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim April 4, 2018, to be 
                a day to honor Dr. King's legacy. I urge all Americans 
                to do their part to make Dr. King's dreams of peace, 
                unity, and justice a reality.

[[Page 15018]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                third day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                second.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2018-07253
Filed 4-5-18; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P